Ballet II AB is a course for the dance major with basic to intermediate training. Students have previous study and experience in classical ballet. Each dance student follows a rigorous approach to the study of ballet for two consecutive semesters. This class focuses on the concepts of ballet through techniques and terminology developed by the Royal Academy of Dance.
The focus will be on the technique from the RAD's Intermediate Foundation and Grade 6 syllabus. Students may be offered the opportunity to perform their work for an internationally recognized adjudicator in the spring pending funding.
Students continue to build technical foundations with increased physical and technical demands, as well as self-discipline, and artistic expression. Students must master increased levels of strength and flexibility, as well as new skills and terminology. In addition, at this level students are expected to begin pre-pointe or basic pointe work. Embedded in this course curriculum is beginning level Character Dance technique as well as Dance Anatomy, and Ballet History.